Shaun and I have developed a rating system for dinner. 5 is a favorite, special occasion meal, 3 is make again, and anything below a 3 is either relegated to lunches (if I like it) or never made again. I made Peanut Butter Pork tonight (recipe found here) and he gave it the first ever 0. *sigh* It was pretty disappointing. It got rave reviews on Crock Pot 365 but it was a big disappointment in this house. It was TOO peanut buttery and just heavy. Oh well.
Tomorrow night is tried and true winner in this house! Meatloaf, mashed “potatoes”, and corn. Isn’t she on a diet? You ask. Why yes I am and my meatloaf is on a diet too (and my husband doesn’t even know). I put it together tonight, that way I can just throw it in the oven when I get home tomorrow. On normal nights I have 30 minutes from the time I get home until dinner needs to be on the table so that Lucy can be in bed by 7 (to avoid monster child). I’ll be able to just throw the meatloaf in the oven tomorrow and have dinner on the table by 6:30.
Doesn’t that ^ look appetizing? Believe me, it’ll be great tomorrow 🙂
Here’s the recipe:
Crush 3 Ryvita Crackers and place into a bowl
Add to that:
1 pound leanest ground meat (I used grass fed 9% from Whole Paycheck)
~1/4 cup grated onion (it has to be grated or else it’ll be too over-powering)
Salt and Pepper
Some glugs of Worcestershire Sauce
Mix it all up with your hands and place it in a pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray (you can also do mounds on a cookie sheet but I think that makes too much of a mess). Score the top with a knife. Cover the top in ketchup and cover with foil and then bake at 350* for about 30 minutes.
Pictures of it done in tomorrow’s blog 🙂
I also peeled 2 potatoes and cut up 1/2 a head of cauliflower to put on the stove when I pot the meat loaf in. I’ll mash those with chicken broth, some vegan spread (I’m lactose intolerant) and some seasoning salt and pepper.
I put it all in the fridge and I’ll be able to just pop the meatloaf in the oven, put the cauliflower and potatoes on the stove and then just heat up some corn and we’ll have a dinner!
I’ll get to play with Lucy while it cooks-which is the BEST way to spend 6-6:30 in this house.
Obviously, I’m feeling MUCH better 😉 Thank goodness for some mindless tv and knitting.